Aim of the Game: To untangle a group structure.
• To exercise problem solving.
• To talk about the process of problem-solving.
One big group with one person who solves/untangles the problem.
• Ask a volunteer to step out of the room/venue and wait until he/she is called back.
• Ask the remaining group to form a big circle, holding hands and begin to form as many tangles by crossing over and under without breaking the circle. What one sees after doing this is a tangled structure of people's hands together.
• Ask the volunteer back and inform him/her that the challenge is to untangle the structure to form a perfect circle making sure that people keep holding hands at all times.
• Ask around 5 volunteers to untangle different structures.
• How did you find the game?
To the volunteers:
• How was it to untangle the structure?
• What did you do to solve the 'entanglement?'
To the whole group:
• When do we face entanglements in our lives and how do we undo them?